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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOR
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
VoVlpNo. 304 Chicago, Monday, Sept. 16, 1912 One Cent
WIVES OF MINERS TELL
Charleston, W. Va., Sept. 16,
Stories of the inhuman cruelty of
he mine guards of West Virginia
are being rpld to Gov. Glass-
cock's investigation commission.
The stories are being told, not
"by the men, but by their wives,
and they are stories ;vylliten the
face even to read of theni.
The wife of John Estop told
how her baby was born on the
bare floor of a roofless shack
where the family had taken
refugcaf ter being put out of their
home by the-guards.
Mrs. Waters, wife of a mine
foreman, told how Mrs. Tony'Se-
villasba'by had -been born dead
after the mine guards had fired
bullets through the Sevillas'
- nome, ana ivirs. aeviuas naa run
to the Waters,' home for shelter.
- "She was white as a ghost,"
said Mrs. Waters on the stand.
"And she fell on her knees before
.me and made the sign of the cross.
Then her baby was born dead.
"And there came to my home
Frank Rush's wife. She had a
baby on her arm, and she was
about to become a mother again.
The guards had come and taken
Frank away while she slept.
"I took Mrs. Rush in. I knew
I run a chance. But there was so,
little love and charity in the rain-
OF CRUELTY OF GUARDS
ing district that I felt that as the
wife of the foreman J was under
obligation to these-people.
"A few days later my husband
was discharged asforeman, and
the superintendent told him it
was because he had sheltered
The mine owners have flatly
refused to submit to arbitration,
although the miners said .they
would willingly do so. The re
quest for arbitration came from
Gov. Glasscock. 1
The result of this refusal on
the part of the owners may men
a general strike of all miners in
West Virginia union and non-
The present strike in the Paint
and Cabin Creek districts has de
veloped into a demand for the
abolition of the guard system, al
though it started as in a wage
DUPED BY LABOR AGENTS
Hardly a day passes now with
out bringing some unfortunate
victim of the labor agencies intc
the Desplaines street station tc
tell his story-
This morning 'two of them
came in after walking- and riding
on freight trains fropi Hayfield,
Minn., where they had been sent